Posts Tagged ‘humanities’

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc., UW

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]

February 16th, 2014 - 12:00 pm § in Misc.

William Quick, English Student, Explains How Democracy Should Support The HUmanities!

Where are OUR students? Mr. Quick, a student in the still proud British system of higher education,  eloquently defends the need for the British Government to fund humanities educations. What struck me is that William was defending something against cuts that would not come close to approaching the[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 12:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AVE CHALLENGE: What is the best major?

Last year,  The AVE reposted a statement by a State Senator and UW Professor arguing we need to push more slots for computational and engineering education.   SURPRISE … here is some data .. can you rank the following majors by the % unemployment? (data from Wall Street Journal!) (CLICKME f[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Chaos at Jefferson’s University

Few Americans understand the significance of the University of Virginia to world history.  U Va was Thomas Jefferson’s proudest creation, the world’s first PUBLIC university.  Moreover, in the tradition of Jefferson, U Va was created as place where ordinary citizens could participate i[...]

January 4th, 2012 - 3:14 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

Berkely Blog: Faculty Struggling to Preserve The Promise

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, anthropology professor UC WHY BERKELEY FACULTY WENT ON STRIKE University professors (unless they have a large research grant) have no secretaries to prepare their manuscripts for publication or the hundreds of letters of recommendation, the purgatorial price professors pay for [...]

December 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Fisk University: To sell its birthright or just go broke?

From Huff Post NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition. But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able [...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 am § in Schools & Colleges

Education Reform

Yenia Silva Correa DURING the last two years Cuba has been redesigning its strategies in order to enhance the training of its teachers, reduce spending without affecting class quality, use resources rationally and encourage students to train in pedagogical and technical careers. These topics were wi[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 11:46 pm § in Schools & Colleges

UW Bothell Prof Predicts Privitization of Universities

” “from each according to his or her abilities, to each according to his or her needs” is not a bad motto for public higher education.” “ (from AAUP Magazine, Academe) By Bruce Burgett   (redacted and edited) In spring 2010, a group of University of Washington administrators [...]

November 14th, 2011 - 8:51 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

What If This Is The Future?

Excerpts from post by Jon Evans on Tech Crunch. There is something odd going on. While millions of long-term unemployed fight desperately to tread water, technology’s handmaidens — software engineers — are minting money like bailed-out bankers. The New York Times chimes in: “technology is qu[...]